Wherever he went Friday at Sony Pictures Studios, Cal coach Sonny Dykes was made to feel like a star. Certainly he was a center of attention at Pac-12 football media day.
“This is different for me,” said Dykes, who coached last season at Louisiana Tech. “I went to WAC media day last year and I interviewed myself. I asked some hard-hitting questions of myself.”
By comparison, there were hundreds of media members at Friday’s event in Culver City.
“It’s good to be in a conference that has exposure and has resources,” Dykes said. “This is why these guys work so hard to play at a level like this and why you coach at all the places you coach to get to a school like Cal and a league like the Pac-12 and the chance to go to the Rose Bowl. That’s the pinnacle of college football.”